A 49-year-old man was robbed of some cash while inside a garage on 21st Street between Hampshire Street and Potrero Avenue, police report. Sometime between 11 p.m. on Monday and 2 a.m. on Tuesday, two men entered the garage, where one of them pulled out a handgun.
The armed man then struck the victim with the handgun several times and took his cash. Both suspects then fled, and left the victim with cuts to the face and a swollen eye. The victim was treated at the scene, and no arrests were made.
At 9:45 p.m. on Tuesday, a 35-year-old man was walking on 22nd Street near Capp Street when two men in their 20s approached him from behind and pinned him up against a car. The victim felt something sharp pressed into his side, though he never saw the weapon.
One of the suspects kept the object pressed against the victim while his accomplice took the victim’s wallet with cash inside and his jewelry. The suspects fled and were not arrested, while the victim suffered pain in his neck and ribs but refused medical attention.
Tuesday morning also saw a hot prowl burglary on South Van Ness Avenue between 16th and 17th streets. A 47-year-old woman awoke in her apartment on Tuesday morning to find her DVD player and jewelry were missing. Cameras in the building showed a man entering and exiting her unit between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. No arrest has been made.
In other crime related news, the Examiner reports that another suspect who allegedly tried to rob Supervisor Scott Wiener of his cell phone in mid-December has been arrested. The supervisor told reporters after the attempted robbery on 16th and Mission streets that after he handed over his phone, he managed to negotiate with the robbers to give them cash instead of the phone. The suspects are facing charges of attempted extortion, grand theft and receipt or buying of stolen property, according to the Examiner.
Crime is trauma and the county offers different services. Here is a link to a page of services.
Victims of violent crime can also contact the Trauma Recovery Center at UCSF.